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Easy Velvet Almond Buttercream Frosting

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"This is the best almost frosting ever."

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1/2 cup butter, softened
4 1/2 cups confectioners' Sugar
3/4 Tsp. Vanilla ext.
1/2 Tsp. Almond ext.
6-7 Tbsp. Milk

1.) Cream butter in mixing bowl until fluffy. Beat in confectioner's sugar 1-2 cups at a time with mixer. Add extracts.

2.) Add milk 3 Tbsp. at a time until the desired "frosting" consistency is achieved.

**This recipe can also be easily doubled and frozen- I always have a batch in the freezer!

It is also versatile and can be added to/ changed to make:

-Chocolate buttercream frosting (replace 1/2 cup of pwdr. sugar with cocoa),

-Lemon (replace milk with lemon juice and add 1 Tsp. lemon peel),

-Peanut Butter (1/2 Cup peanut butter instead of regular butter)

-Peppermint (Replace Vanilla ext. with peppermint)

***This recipe was adapted from "Taste of Home's" "Easy Buttercream Icing"***

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This frosting is rich and velvety and is sure to work well to top any cupcake, cake and more! It's also very versatile and can be adapted!

I can't wait to try the lemon variation. Thanks for posting.

Thanks for the Buttercream Frosting recipe. I will use this the next time I make a cake.


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